Tag Archives: MMSE

Canadian Survey of Brief Cognitive Screening Instruments (CAGP / CJG)

Summary This article presents the results of a Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (CAGP) survey into the brief cognitive screening instruments used for the assessment of dementia in Canada. The survey assessed the perceived characteristics and frequency of use of … Continue reading

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Facing the Dementia Challenge (Social Market Foundation)

Summary This Social Market Foundation report takes interviews with sufferers of Alzheimer’s Disease / dementia and their carers, combined with published research evidence, to investigate barriers to early diagnosis. Policy recommendations are proposed to incentivise improvements to diagnose rates. Full … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Diagnosis (NHS Choices)

Summary This NHS Choices web page offers an easy to understand overview of the process involved in receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease for the layman. There is currently no single perfect test for diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease, so diagnosis usually involves ruling out other conditions which … Continue reading

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